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Bitcoin price set for six-figure record, says public mining CEO

May 7, 2024
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Bitcoin price set for six-figure record, says public mining CEO

In a recent discussion on cryptocurrency trends and predictions, Roundtable anchor Rob Nelson delved into the future of bitcoin with Rob Chang, the CEO, president and director of Gryphon Digital Mining (GRYP).

The dialogue centered on bitcoin's price movements, the impacts of institutional investments and halving events.

Nelson opened the discussion by questioning Chang about his expectations for bitcoin's price in the short term. Chang provided a detailed analysis based on historical trends, noting that while bitcoin has typically seen significant increases in its value within six months of a halving event, the current scenario is unprecedented due to factors like the introduction of spot exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and institutional investments which tend to stabilize price dips.

Chang expressed confidence in the stability of bitcoin prices, suggesting that the cryptocurrency would at least maintain its current baseline with potential modest increases.

"At worst, we're probably going to see a baseline in and around here, maybe slightly pull back a little bit, maybe one or two thousand (dollars). That's just normal everyday market types of trading activity," he explained.

Discussing the post-halving landscape, Chang predicted robust gains for bitcoin. He highlighted the unique economic dynamics driven by mining costs, which are expected to double post-halving. According to Chang, this necessitates a corresponding increase in bitcoin prices to maintain the viability of mining operations.

"You need the price of bitcoin to get in and around that area for mining to survive or at least mining as it stands to survive," he stated.

The conversation shifted to the broader implications of these dynamics on bitcoin’s future. Nelson probed further about the potential for bitcoin to not only reach but exceed $100,000. Chang was optimistic, foreseeing a price trajectory that could soar past $120,000 to $130,000 within the year, driven by post-halving surges that typically result in doubling or tripling of bitcoin's price.

Chang emphasized the historical pattern of bitcoin's price movements post-halving, which generally show aggressive increases. He reflected on the various factors that could influence the exact numbers, including the base price considered before the halving event and the impact of ETFs which have brought more stability and less volatility to bitcoin’s price.

As the discussion concluded, Nelson sought clarification on Chang's projections for the end of the year, specifically whether bitcoin could reach between $150,000 to $200,000. Chang affirmed these possibilities, underscoring the aggressive growth trends bitcoin has shown in past cycles post-halving.

"Many people believe $150,000 to $200,000 is possible. And I think there's a good chance once this thing starts rolling, we've seen it, it rolls very aggressively," Chang remarked.

Finally, looking further into the future, Chang speculated that bitcoin could surpass $1 million within the next five to six years, indicating a long-term bullish outlook for the cryptocurrency.

Watch the full discussion here:

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